NCEA Course Booklet

Year 12

Building and Construction

Prerequisites Completion of a Diploma Prep course in either wood or metal, reaching the minimum level of Stage 3 is strongly recommended for study of Building and Construction at NCEA. Students must also have a proven track record of being safe in the workshops. Students not meeting these requirements should speak to the HoD Workshop Technologies to discuss suitability of enrolment in this course. Description A traditional BCITO course assesses student ability and knowledge of a wide variety of building and construction tools and machinery that leads to a career in the building and construction industry. Typically, students will work in small groups outside during the dry-weather terms on small-scale construction projects (fence, deck, playground equipment, small shed). During the winter months, students are required to complete individually built furniture items. The breakdown of time allocation for this course equates to approximately 80% in a workshop environment, and 20% in a design and theory classroom.

Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with all 25 credits internally assessed. The following Unit Standards will be assessed: • US 12927 (6 credits – internal) Demonstrate knowledge of, select, maintain, and use hand tools for BCATS projects. • US 24360 (5 credits – internal Demonstrate knowledge of timber and other construction materials used in BCATS projects. • US 24350 (6 credits – internal) Identify, select, use and maintain portable power tools for BCATS projects. • US 24354 (4 credits – internal) Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety legislation and apply safe working practices in a BCATS environment. • US 24357 (4 credits – internal) Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects. All assessments use Industry Training Organisation-designed and moderated (BCATS) assessment material.

NB: University Entrance will not be available via this course.

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